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23 05, 2012

Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health


Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco are known to be harmful to your overall health, contributing to heart and lung disease. It is also a well-known fact that tobacco use increases your risk of developing oral cancer. Cancers of the tongue, lips, and throat are a disturbing reality for millions [...]

20 02, 2012

Can periodontal disease be prevented?


Periodontal disease can have devastating effects. When uncontrolled, periodontal disease can lead to the loss of teeth and bone. The condition also appears to have some relationship with other systemic issues, like diabetes and heart disease. Oral bacteria found in plaque and tartar is at the root of periodontal disease. [...]